There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Reading  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$118 - $219

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Barnstaple National Express

$73 - $91

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Train South Western Railway  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$87 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple 211.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Gatwick to Bristol, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bristol (BRS) LGW - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$109 - $370

Fly London Gatwick to Exeter, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Exeter (EXT) LGW - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$206 - $453

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$121 - $311

Fly London Gatwick to Cardiff, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cardiff (CWL) LGW - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$130 - $446

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$98 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Barnstaple via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Barnstaple via Reading and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Barnstaple is 170 miles. The road distance is 211.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs £90 - £180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Gatwick Airport South station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 170 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple via Reading and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Newquay, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Exeter via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Pula
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Newquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com

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